The Rise of Global Free Speech in the Digital Age

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The Rise of Global Free Speech in the Digital Age

How Blogs, Forums, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Boost Freedom of Expression Around the World, 2006 to 2013

Authored by Various Authors

Social media, texting and the Internet have given oppressed people the power to organize, communicate dissent and help lead revolutions throughout the world. While the Arab Spring in 2011 brought attention to "Facebook revolutions" in Tunisia, Egypt and other nations, the rise of global free speech around the world was happening in many more places for many more years. This collection of PBS MediaShift stories from 2006 to 2013 goes from China to Burma to Russia to Southern Sudan and beyond, looking at how average people used technology and social media to discuss and organize in places where governments cracked down on free expression.

Publication Date:
Nov 27 2013
1627640126 / 9781627640121
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Political Science / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights

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